Combined with the two airlines’ existing codeshare agreement, this brings the total Qatar Airways destinations offered under SriLankan Airlines’ flight numbers to 53.
With a range of new destinations being added to the route map and having been recognised as an industry leader by the World Travel Awards, Dimuthu Tennakoon, SriLankan Airlines head of worldwide sales and distribution, is in buoyant mood as he speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market in London.
SriLankan Airlines has launched five times weekly non-stop flights between Hong Kong and Colombo. The opening of the non-stop flight to Hong Kong is an important step in the national carrier of Sri Lanka’s expansion strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Having picked up the title of Asia’s Leading Cultural Airline, Sujeewa Rodrigo, country manager, Maldives, SriLankan Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News in the Maldives.
Saminda Perera, general manager, marketing, SriLankan Airlines, speaks to Breaking Travel News about sponsorship at the World Travel Awards and how it boosts the profile of the airline in Asia.
Breaking Travel News talks to Ajith Dias, chairman, SriLankan Airlines at World Travel Market 2016. He talks Breaking Travel News viewers through the latest routes from the carrier, improvements to the on-board product and what the future holds for the flag-carrier.
Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines, both members of the oneworld alliance, have strengthened their cooperation with a bilateral code-share relationship. Both airlines will code-share on each other’s flights between their respective hubs – Qatar Airways’ thrice daily Airbus A340-600 operations to Colombo and SriLankan Airlines’ daily Airbus A330-300 flight to Doha.
SriLankan Airlines has initiated its extensive fleet renewal plan for a more luxurious and enhanced travel experience with the arrival of its first brand new A330-300 aircraft last October, allowing passengers the opportunity to enjoy the luxury, on-board comforts of the new aircraft. Progressing with its wide-body re-fleeting programme, SriLankan Airlines will be taking delivery of its fifth Airbus 330-300 aircraft on November 10th 2015, which marks the airline’s third aircraft introduced in 2015.
SriLankan Airlines will become a full member of oneworld, offering the alliance’s complete range of services and benefits with effect from Thursday May 1st 2014 – as the first carrier from the Indian subcontinent to become part of any global airline alliance. The national airline of Sri Lanka received clearance to board oneworld, the world’s leading quality airline alliance, after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by Cathay Pacific Airways, which is sponsoring its entry into the alliance, with the oneworld central team.
SriLankan Airlines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus for six A330-300s and four A350-900s. The airline, an all Airbus operator, has chosen the A330 and the latest generation A350 XWB aircraft as part of its long-haul fleet renewal.